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8 December

  2015 – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved genetically engineered chickens that produce the drug called “Kanuma” in the egg albumen. The recombinant human enzyme, in this case the drug “Kanuma” is approved to treat people with a rare genetic disorder lysosomal acid lipase deficiency. The disorder...

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13 December

  2013 – The scientists from the University of Washington discovered a second code hiding within DNA molecules. The discovery was published in the December 13. 2013. issue of Science. Since the genetic code was deciphered in the 1960s, it was assumed that it was used exclusively to write information...

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25 December

  1914 – American biochemist Edward C. Kendall isolated the thyroid hormone thyroxine from the thyroid gland removed surgically from patients. The isolated thyroxine proved to be fully active in relieving the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Thyroxine is an important metabolic hormone that controls the speed of carbohydrate metabolism and the...

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31 December

  1816 – Sir William Withey Gull was born, (31.12.1816 – 29.01.1890), English physician and clinician who worked in London. He treated the Prince of Wales for typhoid, and Queen Victora was among his patients. He coined the term Anorexia Nervosa (1874) for the “nervous loss of appetite”, the disorder...